Vocal Technique and Development - Enrolment details

The Vocal Development Class includes vocal warm-ups, breathing and tuning exercises, and group songs.  Some members, if they wish, prepare short songs or bits of repertoire to perform to the class.  There is no pressure to engage in singing solos.

Maximum number: 10

The Vocal Technique Class aims to train voices by improving breath control, vocal quality, tuning, rhythm and range extension through various breathing and vocal warm-ups, group songs and performance techniques.  This class provides the experience of singing a solo in a supportive environment. Various techniques are suggested which leads to improvement of the individual’s performance.

Maximum number: 12 (Autumn term)

NB: To be able to enrol for Vocal Technique, you must have sung in a class taught by Alice Hyde. Otherwise, you are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development Class.

Vocal Technique and Vocal Development – Autumn term 2022

The Vocal Technique and Vocal Development classes are delivered in person at Arts Ed, room 110.

VENUE: Arts Educational Schools, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY

Both classes are open to those who sing in the various Addison Singers choirs and classes, as well as to those from outside. The Summer term ends with a performance of Alice's students in the Jazz Cafe.

Tutor: Alice Hyde

Vocal Development Class - @ArtsEd

Duration: 40 minutes, 10 weeks

Day & Time: Mondays 6.30 – 7.10pm

Membership subscription (term): £55

Ability: Mixed

This short Vocal Development class is suitable for people returning to singing, those who sing in a choir or aspire to join a choir and want some vocal practice first, as well as anyone wanting to learn good breathing techniques and warm up routines. This will also be useful e.g. for public speaking, teaching and for confidence building. The choice of group repertoire will be made within the group under the tutor's guidance. 

Vocal Technique Class - @ArtsEd

Duration:  2 hours, 10 weeks

Day and time: Mondays, 7.20 – 9.20 pm

Membership subscription (term): £110

Ability: Mixed

The repertoire covers classical, jazz and standard popular music by mutual arrangement with the Tutor. The class also offers sight-singing, and group singing.  The majority of the class is spent on singing solos and duets with constructive suggestions from which all the class members can benefit. Members also have the opportunity to get help with any piece of music they maybe having difficulty mastering from the Classical or Jazz Choir’s repertoire.  The class also attracts some keen amateurs who want to polish up a specific piece of music to sing in public.

Deadline (ENROL BY: Friday 9 September 2022)/priority for enrolment in Vocal Technique class: those signed up in the Autumn term have priority for Spring and Summer terms, and those unable to get a place in September are placed on an annual waiting list. 

Vocal Development Class - Spring 2023

First class: -tbc
Time: 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £55.00 
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term: -tbc
Last class: -tbc

Vocal Technique Class - Spring 2023

First class: tbc
Time: 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £110
Place: ArtsEd 
Half Term: tbc
Last class: tbc

Vocal Development Class

First class: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: Mondays 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £50.00
VENUE: Arts Educational Schools, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half Term: w/c 30 May 2022 (NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES)
Last class:  Monday 4 July 2022 (9 weeks - see dates below)

Vocal Technique Class - (Deadline for enrolment: Friday 22 April 2022)

First class: Monday 25 April 2022
Time: Mondays 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £100.00
VENUE: Arts Educational Schools, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half Term: w/c 30 May (NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES)
Last class: Monday 11 July 2022 (10 weeks - see dates below)

1-Monday 25 April
Monday 2 May (NO CLASS - bank holiday)
2-Monday 9 May
3-Monday 16 May
4-Monday 23 May
5-Monday 6 June
6-Monday 13 June
7-Monday 20 June
8-Monday 27 June
9-Monday 4 July
10-Monday 11 July - Vocal Technique Summer performance @Jazz Cafe

Vocal Development Class

First class: Monday 19 September 2022
Time: 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £55
Place: ArtsEd, Room 110, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half Term: w/c 24 October 2022 - NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES
Last class: Monday 28 November 2022 (10 week course)

Vocal Technique Class

First class: Monday 19 September 2022
Time: 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £110
Venue: Arts Ed, Room 110, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY (https://artsed.co.uk/about-us/visiting-us/)
Transport: nearest tube Turnham Green (District Line). Bus: 94, 272
Half Term: w/c 24 October 2022 - NO REHEARSALS/CLASSES
Last class: Monday 28 November 2022 (10 week course)

PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE for enrolment: Friday 9 September 2022. See the ENROLMENT tab for details of the enrolment procedure. (DEADLINE APPLIES ONLY TO VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASS)

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL TECHNIQUE ONLY:

A maximum of 12 singers are enrolled in September. Each September, candidates for Vocal Technique enrol by the deadline, and if the class is oversubscribed (max. of 12), there is a draw. Anyone who doesn't get in is placed on a waiting list for the next 2 terms in case someone drops out. Those enrolled in September have priority for Spring and Summer.

NOTE: In order to enrol in the Vocal Technique class, you must have sung in Vocal Technique or with Alice Hyde before. Singers who are not yet known to Alice Hyde are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development class.

For both Alice Hyde's classes, please contact the Membership Coordinator if you can't get a place (due to the class being full) so the tutor knows there is demand for another class.

Deadline for enrolment AUTUMN 2022 for Vocal Technique: Friday 9 September 2022

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL DEVELOPMENT: Vocal Development enrolment is on a first come, first served basis, for a maximum of 10 places for the class which is taught face to face at ArtsEd. There is no deadline for enrolment, please enquire for possible late enrolment once the term has started.

------ HOW TO ENROL -----

New members: Please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method.

Existing members: Please login with your email address and/or reset your password, purchase your membership and select your payment method. Please note that your membership is not valid until payment is received through the Addison Singers bank account.

After the term has started, please contact us to ask about enrolling.

We do not offer concessionary rates currently but if you are on a low income and would like to request a discount, please apply to the Chair of The Addison Group of Singers directly (chairaddison@gmail.com) or via the membership Coordinator (addisonadmin@gmail.com). All requests are confidential.

Payment methods
You can pay by

  • bank transfer online (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation.

If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Membership Coordinator, and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling please read the Gift Aid declaration and tick the box if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members website
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